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DT:and so it begins

why do we kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong?

Posted on 2008.06.05 at 07:37


try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-06 15:34 (UTC) ()
Norway's attitude towards the criminal justice system and how to deal with offenders is fucking amazing.

Norway's attitude towards pretty much everything is fucking amazing. They have the eighth lowest infant mortality rate, for one thing (Australia is #20 and the US is #40). Their healthcare system seems to work well. And they have Gjetost, the most badass cheese ever. Mmmm...

The thought of working in a prison and knowing that healthy, young human beings were being looked after so they can be killed really, really would bother me.

It bothers the condemned, too--a lot of them want to die. Not because they feel remorse and want to atone with their death, but because the torture of knowing they're condemned is too damn much for them.
aphephobia at 2008-05-06 21:10 (UTC) ()
Yep... and personally, I find that heartbreaking.

Suicide is not encouraged, yet... this is? What kills me (no pun intended) is that they wait until these people are healthy before killing them... yet... what about their mental health? Someone who has been on death row for some time is not going to be mentally healthy. *sighs*
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